Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s campaign team shared a Twitter video on Friday – the end of Pride Month – that criticizes former President Donald Trump’s stance on LGBTQIA+ issues. The video, created by another user, highlights DeSantis’s actions against the transgender and LGBTQIA+ community and mentions his relationship with Caitlyn Jenner and his pledge to protect LGBTQ citizens. It includes headlines and clips from the movie “American Psycho” and the show “Peaky Blinders” to emphasize DeSantis’s actions. The video has received over seven million views on social media with mixed reactions.

DeSantis has prioritized anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation during his tenure as governor. In May, he signed bills that prohibit gender-affirming care for minors, target drag shows, restrict discussion of personal pronouns in schools, and enforce bathroom usage rules. The signing took place at the evangelical Cambridge Christian School in Tampa, and DeSantis, a Catholic, has been compared to Democratic President Joe Biden in terms of their religious affiliation. The New York Times reported that Trump, speaking at a Faith & Freedom Coalition gala, claimed to have fought for Christians harder than any other president. Evangelicals rallied behind Trump in the previous presidential election.

A federal judge temporarily blocked a Florida law targeting drag shows in mid-June. DeSantis also criticized the White House over individuals at a Pride event who posed topless, calling their behavior inappropriate at a press conference. The White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre denounced the behavior as “simply unacceptable” and stated that the individuals involved would not be invited to future events. DeSantis also criticized the display of the American flag alongside a Pride flag by the Biden administration, stating that it violated the proper display of the American flag. Experts have been divided on whether this constituted a violation of the Flag Code.

During the Moms for Liberty conference on Friday, both Trump and DeSantis competed for the support of conservative women. They vowed to take action against “woke” culture and denounced the organization being labeled as “extremist” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Trump reaffirmed his commitment to keeping men out of women’s sports and preventing child sexual mutilation.

In conclusion, DeSantis’s campaign team released a Twitter video criticizing Trump’s stance on LGBTQIA+ issues. The video highlights DeSantis’s actions against the community and includes clips from movies and shows. DeSantis has signed anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation during his tenure as governor. A federal judge temporarily blocked a law targeting drag shows, and DeSantis criticized the White House over inappropriate behavior at a Pride event. Both Trump and DeSantis vied for the support of conservative women at the Moms for Liberty conference.

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